Chapter 12. Information Security Standards

IT IS NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE to purchase all hardware and software from one vendor. Today's organizations get parts for their IT infrastructure from multiple vendors—and expect these products to work together.

How can so many products from different vendors together? They work together because of standards. Standards are necessary to create and maintain a competitive market for hardware and software vendors. Standards also guarantee compatibility between products from different countries. They provide guidelines to ensure products in today's computing environments work together.

Several organizations develop and maintain standards for computers. In this chapter, you will learn about the most common standards ...

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